Tuesday, October 31, 2006



Thanks to Grammie for making Cole this extra special costume for Cole's first Halloween :)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Teething Bites

So we've been teething for what seems like months now and all along we keep asking ourselves...is this it...when is the first going to emerge? Runny noses, crankiness (which is unusual for the little guy) and drool to no end. It seems that I can change his bib 3 times a day...and yet he's still able to soak through his clothing underneath! I wondered if we'd need all 17 of the bibs that we accumulated between showers and gifts...guess i have my answer now :)

Despite the crankiness, Cole seems to be taking the experience in stride. Biting on anything within reach of his uncoordinated fingers, including my hair. He was even a trooper this week when we filled his room with the stench of Vicks to open up his poor nasal passages filled with goop...teething or a cold? I'm sure we'll never know.....when is that tooth going to get here?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Carolina on my mind

We went on a much needed excursion this past weekend to our old stomping grounds. We had a great time showing the little guy where Mommy and Daddy met as well as showing him off to some friends, Jimmie, Kristen & Nathan in Durham, Miles, Adam & Reagan in Raleigh and to our family, who were in town for the wedding of my cousin Adam.

We also got to go to the North Carolina state fair! Cole sat back and took it all in and particularly loved the lights of the rides at night time.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Time’s flying

Wow…I can’t believe our little guy is 5 months old already! To the little one’s dismay, mom dragged baby outside for his monthly portrait. It’s amazing, but he finally seems to be cooperating with her incessant picture taking and even smiled for a few!

It was a nasty Saturday in Virginia but the weather held out for a quick session on the neighbor’s front lawn…where we hear they are going to start charging a sitting fee J

Monday, October 02, 2006

Mommy musts...

There are lots of things that I suppose as Cole's Mommy that I should be showing him, teaching him and encouraging him to do...but every once in a while you just have to take a step back and watch. I thought I'd share a couple of pix of Cole's finer moments lately.

He seems to have a nack for tasting everything ...including cute little girls. He also seems to understand exactly what to do with a straw....if only he could get it to stay in his hand.

He's also flipping over everywhere now! Last night i found him in the crib spanning the width, with his head touching one side and his feet touching the other. He was quite frustrated to find that he couldn't move in this position!